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Alexander L. Dolgov
Born: 31 July 1968 (age 45)
Kharkov, The Ukraine
Genres: Blues Rock
Rhythm and blues
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Bass guitar
Years active: 1986–present
Associated acts: Alex Dolgov &The Rain ( Dozhd )
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Alexander L. Dolgov (Years Active 1986-present, age 45) Blues, Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. The leader of his band The Rain. ( rus. Dozhd )
Born 31 July 1968 in Khakov, the Ukraine. In 1992 graduated from the school of Foreign Languages of the Kharkov Karazin National University.
He took up the guitar at the age of 10. The first gig of his band was lead in 1986.
In1989 in Poland at a festival "Zaczarowany Swiat Harmonici" Alexander Dolgov and His Band got noticed by one of the most skillfull managers in The Eastern Europe at that time -Grzegorz Grabowski. He was also the manager and producer of a blues-band number one in Poland - "Nocna Zmiana Bluesa" . It was a real Good Luck. From that moment , "The Rain" often came with tours to Europe participating in various festivals - mostly in Poland, Chech Republic, Germany. The Soviet Union failure made some changes.
In 1992 at the festival "Blues in Russia" Alexander Dolgov and his band were featured in a live "In concert" movie and also got into a resulting live LP. After "Blues in Russia" festival where Alexander Dolgov and The Rain were the youngest participants, Alexander Dolgov with his recognizable "ripping" guitar style was acknowledged as one of the best guitarists.
His singing manner and songwriting also haven’t been overlooked.
In 1993 they became the basis for his debut full LP "Blues News", recorded at Stas Namin`s "SNC" studio in Moscow.(*this record had been reissued in 2007 as Alexander Dolgov & The Rain "Blues News" CD, MZ-385-4,2007).
In 1994 Alexander Dolgov and participates in an International "A Step to Parnasus" TV-Festival together with Big Brother And The Holding Company, Bonny Tyler, Paul Young.
In 1997 Alexander Dolgov meets and opens for Mick Taylor - the legendary guitarist of John Mayall Blues Breakers and The Rolling Stones at a festival "Make Blues Not War" in Kiev. Time runs fast...
Over 25 years Alexander Dolgov & The Rain still keep rocking along with gigs, festivals, TV and live music shows, working on studio and live recordings.
-1992 "Блюз в России" ("Blues in Russia", Evita records, compilation, live record)
-1996 "ABC" Night Blues Festival (CD "Союз" SZ-0528, compilation)
-2007 "Melopathia" (CD,"Мистерия Звука"MZ-384-4)
-2007 "Blues News" (CD,"Мистерия Звука"MZ-385-4)
-2012-2013 “Male” Vol1 &2 (CD, “RainKoncert” RK-0102)
-2012 “Dakar Rally 2012 Original Movie Soundtrack